Yellow blue-spot jawfish are real and although we’ve seen one before, we didn’t realize they were a thing until SDC got some in. Exactly two small juveniles of the blue-spot jawfish arrived at Sea Dwelling Creatures originating from Mexico with an exceptionally xanthic color pattern.
One of these yellow blue-spot jawfish is pictured above by SDC rep James Smith who shared this very unusual strain of Opistognathus rosenblatti. Ross Robertson does describe juveniles of the blue spot jawfish as being yellow, and we know that adults grow into a more brownish color with a burnt-orange head but full grown, yellow blue-spots exist too.
Pictured below you can see that a cursory search yielded a handful of images of the undocumented yellow blue-spot jawfish, so some specimens do grow up into these unusual and gorgeous looking fish. If you want to jump on one of these rare yellow blue-spot jawfish better call James and drop us a line to let us know how the fish settles in and grows up.